Why Epoxy Floor Coating Peels, Chips or Flakes—and How to Fix It for Good
by Lifetime Green Coatings | May 14, 21 |
When you coat concrete garage floors, you want the results to last without constant upkeep. Unfortunately for homeowners across the country, the most well-known floor coating, epoxy, simply doesn’t hold up its end of the bargain.
After just a short amount of time, epoxy begins to flake, peel and chip, making your garage floor look aged and unattractive. The epoxy coating can’t easily be touched up, so you end up with intensive labor and expenses to take care of the problem—only to have it repeat itself every few years.
There’s an easier way to care for your garage floor. Enter eco-friendly, long-lasting Lifetime Green Coatings—the best alternative to epoxy and the most efficient way to beautify and protect the garage flooring in your home for years to come.
What Is Epoxy—and Why Does It Leave Homeowners Dissatisfied?Epoxy is a resin that is applied to the surface of a homeowner’s garage floor. After application, the epoxy hardens into a very thin layer of coating—about as thick as two garbage bag linings.
Due to the thinness of the epoxy coating, the surface of your garage floor starts to wear down fast, making your garage look frustratingly lackluster.
Why Epoxy Is So Prone to Peeling, Flaking, and Other DamageEven the most basic wear and tear can leave epoxy looking unappealing. Here are a few reasons why epoxy doesn’t hold up well over time.
Hot Tire PickupThis problem happens when you roll your car into the garage after driving it, when your tires are warmed up from usage. As the rubber cools down, it sticks to the epoxy, pulling bits of it up.
The result is a floor that flakes, peels, and chips—and looks far more worn than it should. And this process can happen just a short time after applying the epoxy, so you don’t get lasting results.
Uneven Concrete SurfaceWith years of use, your garage floor can become uneven or scratched—which is hard to make attractive.
While epoxy can seem like a good solution at first, it’s not thick enough or flexible enough to fill in those little holes or scratch marks in your floor. As a result, the coating will wear away.
Oil and Other ContaminantsGarage floors can take a beating, leaving them marred by spilled oil and other elements common in garages.
These contaminants can cause epoxy to be less effective. Oil spills can be hard to clean up, yet they repel moisture—which means that these areas of your flooring will also resist the epoxy, which won’t adhere properly.
Other Disadvantages of Using Epoxy for Your Garage
Hard to RepairIt’s not possible to simply cover over a worn epoxy coat with a new one. Once that epoxy coating has begun to peel and flake, you must remove the old layer completely before reapplying a fresh coat. Otherwise, the epoxy won’t adhere, and your problem will just grow worse.
Unpleasant FumesWhen applying epoxy, you’ll need to ventilate the workspace very well—because epoxy fumes are toxic. If you plan to DIY your garage floor with epoxy, you’ll need to wear a respirator and take precautions, so the fumes don’t make you ill.
Lengthy Curing TimeIf you’re looking for a garage flooring solution that is fast, epoxy is not it. After application, epoxy takes up to a week to properly cure and harden completely. That means you can expect to leave your car outside for several days. The process is inconvenient, to say the least.
Short-Lived ResultsAt best, epoxy coatings simply don’t last more than 2-3 years at most. You’re likely to spot dissatisfying blemishes to your garage floor sooner than that. If you use epoxy, you’ll need to invest in a lot of upkeep—something homeowners don’t find appealing.
Lifetime Green Coatings Beats Epoxy Every Time!
You don’t have to settle for the lackluster results you get with epoxy. Say goodbye to peeling, flaking and hot tire pickup by turning to the garage treatment that lasts for years with low maintenance—Lifetime Green Coatings.
Here’s why homeowners love the durable, attractive results they get with our garage floor treatment:
It Stands the Tests of TimeLifetime Green Coatings is 40 millimeters thick upon application. This is much more durable than epoxy. Our coating can endure constant wear and tear from hot tires, heavy vehicles, and foot traffic, all without peeling or becoming brittle.
It’s Incredibly FlexibleHouses settle—and so do garages. But unlike epoxy, Lifetime Green Coatings is flexible. It bends and adapts to small soil movements, so it doesn’t crack or flake like epoxy can.
It’s Eco-FriendlyWith our coating, you don’t have to worry about unpleasant fumes. Unlike epoxy, our patented combination of natural materials creates a coating that is non-toxic and safe.
It’s AttractiveWhile the look of epoxy can be appealing immediately after application, that look doesn’t last. But our treatment keeps its gorgeous style for decades.
It’s Easy and FastOur garage floor coating fills in the cracks in your flooring, smoothing the surface as it is applied. There’s no need to strip or sand anything. The process goes quickly, and our coating cures in just 30 minutes. You get beautiful, lasting protection for your garage floor the same day.
Get Long-Lasting, Gorgeous Garage Flooring You Can Count OnTired of dealing with a garage floor that looks worn down and makes your home lifestyle less enjoyable? Our attractive, enduring garage floor coating looks fabulous for years without peeling, flaking, or getting damaged due to hot tire pickup.
At Lifetime Green Coatings, we make it easy to get the garage floor you’re dreaming of. Our VIP treatment, straightforward communication, and true professionalism guarantee you’ll get top-notch service and lasting results that make you smile every time you set foot in your garage.
Get started with a free quote—and discover how great it is to love a garage treated with Lifetime Green Coatings.